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Tech and media events you should be attending [Discounts]

Tech and media events you should be attending [Discounts]
Wytze De Haan
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Wytze De Haan

Founder, The Hatchet

Wytze writes weekly career advice for employees of fast-growing startups and scale-ups on topics like how to negotiate a better salary, conv Wytze writes weekly career advice for employees of fast-growing startups and scale-ups on topics like how to negotiate a better salary, convincing clients to work with you, or how to be a great manager for your team. Prior to founding the Hatchet, he spent 9 years working as Director of Events for TNW.

Over the past two weeks we’ve had a surprisingly large amount of applications for our events listing and so we’ve been able to add some interesting tech and media events that we think you should take note of.

Meanwhile The Next Web Conference 2012 is in full preparation. Earlier this week, Boris wrote about the companies that will be attending TNW2012, is yours there already? We still have a few early bird tickets that you can register for now and pay by invoice later.

Once again we’ve updated our list with lots of upcoming tech and media events and for most events we’ve arranged a special discount. Our goal is to create a compact but complete overview of events and so we thank everyone who has contributed to it thus far.

We’re also always happy to meet with TNW readers at events we’re attending. Want to know where to meet TNW editors? Follow TNW on Plancast.

(*) denotes events we’ll be attending.

Mag+ Magnify Your World Contest, 1 March – 15 June, 2012
Digital creatives looking for a leg up should have a go on Mag+. Submit your dream iPad publication in their contest – the prizes at stake include iPads and cash sums ranging from £600 to £3,000, as well as exposure to industry luminaries and the chance of being featured in an international Mag+ campaign. You’d be joining the Mag+ community of iPad titles including British Journal of Photography, The Next Web, Victoria & Albert Museum, American Photo, Sound + Vision and Alternative Press.

All the details about how to submit are here!

ElggCamp San Francisco, 24 March, Parisoma SF
ElggCamp San Francisco (March 24, 2012 in San Francisco, CA) is a one-day event that bring together leaders in innovative technologies and experts in social media to discuss how fits into current social media trends, and how it has an important part as an open source project in helping to shape future technology. Stick around after the event for free food and drinks and to network with the developers, start ups, entrepreneurs, and other socially minded people.

TNW readers can get a 33% discount with the code ‘TNW’.

Social Media World Forum Europe 2012, 27-28 March 2012, London
Social Media World Forum 2012Now in its 4th year, the SMWF Europe 2012 will be providing a format for networking, engagement, and lots of social media debate around the latest tools, technologies, platforms, and emerging trends within social media marketing. With over 4000 attendees last year, the show has grown significantly to become one of the leading shows in its field, hosting a variety of free to attend workshops & conferences for marketers, PR professionals, brands, agencies and SME’s.

TNW readers can save 15% on tickets with the code TNW15 here.

Post-Advertising Summit, 29 March 2012, New York City
The world has entered a new age of marketing. The Post-Advertising Summit will bring together the best and brightest in the marketing field to demonstrate how they engage their audiences and shape the future of marketing. Keynotes, panels and interactive workshops will reveal the power of brand storytelling and provide actionable take-aways, including real pieces of content, for the attendees. The Summit will revolutionize the way you think about content and is like no other marketing event in the world.

TNW Readers can save $125 by using code TNW. The Early-Bird pricing ends 3/1.

MIPCube, 30-31 March, 2012, Cannes, France
MIPCube is the future-of-TV event taking place before MIPTV, the world’s largest entertainment content market. Speakers include Twitter’s Tony Wang, on “Must-Tweet TV”; YouTube, Machinima and Maker Studios on next-gen broadcasting; and Microsoft, on Kinect’s TV implications. The most innovative TV startups and cross-platform creatives will also be honoured at the MIPCube Lab and Content 360 competitions; and tomorrow’s hottest TV app could well be created at TV Hack Day… on a boat!

TNW readers can get 35% off MIPCube registration (both full and startup rates) with the code THENEXTWEB here!

Kaltura DevConnect, 2 April 2012, New York
DevConnect is a full-day conference taking place in NYC, bringing together web & mobile developers, video experts and content makers who care about the future of web video. We have a great line-up of speakers featuring luminaries from Disney, Avid, Internet Broadcasting, Cognizant, Remote Learner, Paypal, eBay, Sencha and more.

Special offer for TNW Readers – 25 FREE tickets and $100 discount for the rest!

O’Reilly Where, 2-4 April 2012, San Francisco
Now in its 8th year, the O’Reilly Where Conference is where the grassroots & leading-edge developers building location-aware technology intersect with the businesses and entrepreneurs seeking location apps, platforms, and hardware to gain a competitive edge. Immerse yourself in 3 days of hands-on training, information-rich sessions, and an Expo Hall with key players & products. Topics include: Mobile Development, Location Development, Business & Strategy, Marketing, and a Location Marketing BootCamp.

Join hundreds of experts and practitioners in the mobile and location ecosystems. Receive 15% off registration with discount code: WHR12NXT

FMM Innovation Summit, 14 April 2012, Los Angeles
The FMM Innovation summit is an advanced discussion on how fashion, lifestyle and the entertainment industry are using social media, gamification, mobile apps and content to drive consumer engagement and product sales. Digital publishing, video metrics, content distribution and transmedia are also explored. Speakers from Conde Nast, Disney, Universal Pictures, Hudson Jeans, to present.

TNW Readers can get 15% off using code “fmmis2012” here.

CIO Utilities Summit, April 15 2012, Phoenix Arizona
The CIO Utilities Summit will bring together C-level executives and innovative thinkers in the utilities industry to debate and discuss technology challenges. Networking opportunities throughout the three-day event will allow participants to share their ideas and opinions, as well as form industry contacts, all of which will help them make smart business decisions for their organization. Attendees will leave the CIO Utilities Summit with new ideas and a better knowledge of IT solutions.

DIBI – Design It, Build It, 15-17 April, Newcastle UK
DIBI stands for Design It, Build It and is a twin track web design and development conference in North East England. The conference is aimed at web practitioners who want to learn new skills and be inspired by people at the forefront of the industry. This year we will welcome Cameron Moll, Seb Lee-Delisle and 10 other fantastic names to the stage on April 17th, and on April 16th delegates get to choose from a series of hands on workshops. Follow us @dibiconf.

To get 15% off your DIBI ticket, use the code “TNW” here.

Music 4.5 Data is Sexy 2, 18 April 2012, London
Following on from last year’s popular Music 4.5 Data is Sexy, we are taking the discussion around data to the next level, focusing on issues such as live-data, relational data, the gathering and refining of data, semantics, and the new commercial paradigm created by data as ‘links’. Early bird rates available until 30 March 2012.

TNW Readers get a 20% discount on available rates – promo code TNW20 here.

Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit, 18-19 April 2012, London
The Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit brings the leaders and innovators from the industry together for an event acclaimed for its interactive format, combining keynote presentations, interactive breakout sessions and open discussion. Modern businesses now have access to more data on customers than ever before, the challenge remains to identify patterns in this data to drive success. Investment in predictive analytics allows organisations the opportunity to gain insight from such a valuable resource, offering a crucial advantage over competitors.

TNW Conference 2012, 26-27 April 2012, Amsterdam
We’re taking The Next Web Conference to the next level. Expect to be blown away, expect things you’ve never seen at an event before, things you’ve never heard, expect the best content, an amazing show, great people, industry leaders from all over the world and networking opportunities at decision-making level.

We will outshine ourselves. TNW2012 is the best tech conference you’ll attend in 2012. Our goal is to inspire you, to give you an unforgettable experience and to make sure you get an ROI of at least ten times your investment.

Grab the early bird tickets here

Mobile DevCamp NYC 2012, 27-29 April, New York
MobileDevCamp NYC 2012 (formally associated as iOSPadDevCampNYC, iPadDevCampNYC and iPhoneDevCampNYC) is an annual not-for-profit developers gathering to develop applications for mobile technology platform. This year the focus is on the arrival of cloud technology (exemplified by Apple’s iCloud product) and what it means as an integral component of mobile applications. Cloud integration will also be a component of the hackathon competition, which has a new twist this year – developers will compete for prizes in “Iron Chef-Style” challenges that will be announced at the event not before. Come join us!

(*)Guardian Activate New York, 3 May 2012, New York
Guardian Activate Summit is a one day event for business leaders, developers and digital practitioners focusing on how we can change the world through technology. Activate will ask how business, government, education and society can use openness and digital to their advantage. The summit will bring together experts, innovators and thought leaders to start answering these questions.

TNW Readers get a 20% Discount when they enter the code NEXTWEB20 here.

Mobile Web and Apps World, 7 May 2012, New Orleans
Now in its fifth year, America’s longest running mobile web and applications event is back. We will once again bring together top minds from around the world to discuss how to develop, market, deploy and monetize mobile web and applications. Laissez les bons temps rouler! is our theme this year, we will let the good times roll as we kick off International CTIA Wireless 2012 in New Orleans!

TNW Readers can get tickets for $199 (Reg. $395) using code “MWA4DEV” here.

French & Benelux Tech Tour, 9-11 May, Paris, Leuven, Gent and Eindhoven
The French & Benelux Tech Tour will pair the most promising early and later stage growth companies with representatives from leading cross-border venture capital and global corporate firms. The Funds that will be present at the Tour represent over €10 billion worth of investment capital. Companies from across the technology spectrum based in France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg can apply to compete to become one of 25 finalists. The deadline for applications is March 23. Register here.

AnDevCon III, 14-17 May 2012, Hyatt Regency Burlingame (San Francisco)
AnDevCon III is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps. It will offer one day of intensive workshops, followed by three days of technical classes. More than 1,500 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs from 40 nations are projected to attend AnDevCon III and choose from 70+ classes. Exhibits admission is free: visit more than 50 exhibitors!

TNW visitors and subscribers can receive a $100 discount off either the 4-day or 3-day pass by inserting the code MEDIASPONSOR here!

Techpitch 4.5, 23 May 2012, London
Techpitch 4.5 brings together tech startups, investors and entrepreneurs for an evening of business idea pitching by startups and productive feedback from experts. It is an evening pitch event to showcase the latest tech startups out there, some which have taken part in the 2Pears/UKTI pitch training workshops. Deadline to apply to pitch is 27 April 2012. Early bird tickets available until 27 April 2012.

TNW Readers get a 20% discount if using promo code TNW20 here.

TERENA Networking Conference 2012, 21-24 May, Reykjavik, Iceland
The TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference – over 500 participants, including decision makers, networking specialists and managers from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions and industry representatives attend.

Through keynote speeches by renowned specialists and many parallel sessions, TNC presents an overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the areas of application and management.

Early bird registration (until 13 April) – 500 EUR.

Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship, 23-27 May, Maastricht
The Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship is Maastricht’s largest entrepreneurship event. Happening yearly, the ME Week brings together over 200 students and entrepreneurs for an exciting week of workshops, presentations and lectures. Participants get inspired, network and exchange ideas, share practices, and ask for advice. This year’s theme is “Change Makers”. We will challenge participants to spot opportunities from the perspective of a person ready to change the world and inspire them to have the courage to start.

TNW readers can get a 15% discount by using this code “meweek-tnw”.

42 Conference and Start-ups Exhibition, 28-29 May 2012, Moscow
100+ VCs and start-ups from Europe and Russia with focus on ICT and Life Science will meet in Moscow on 28-29 of May, 2012 at 42 – conference and start-up exhibition. Since Russian is nowadays one of the hottest trend and the fastest growing market in the world, it’s time to explore it and participate in the start-up exhibition. English is an official language of the event. Among confirmed VCs and speakers are Fadi Bishara, Max Niederhofer, David Waroquier, Alexander Galitsky, Brandis Hendrik, Oskar Hartman and others. Join us!

TNW Readers get a 33% discount using the promocode: thenextweb here.

Thinking Digital Conference, 29-31 May 2012, Newcastle Gateshead
Thinking Digital is a 3 day event drawing together exceptional talent from the worlds of technology, media, science, industry and the arts. We attract speakers from around the world to come to Gateshead to share their wisdom and experiences encouraging us all to pursue our passions and dreams. This year we welcome Alan Moore, Aimee di Marco, Tom Scott, Aza Raskin and Kevin Slavin to name but a few. 29-31 May 2012, delegates take part in workshops and a plethora of social activities. Follow us @ThinkingDigital

Startup Live Split, 1-3 June 2012, Split, Croatia
Startup Live Split is a conference oriented towards startups. There will be 300 participants, speakers from all over Europe (CEOs, VC’s and media icons), and a startup challenge for the best 16 startups with 10 judges/mentors, one of which is Patrick de Laive from TNW! This is the first conference of this kind in Croatia, and it is being head in Split which is known for its sunny beaches in the summer.

Info360 – Optimizing Your Information Lifecycle, June 12-14 2012, Javits Center, NYC
Info360 continues to stand at the frontline of change, delivering practical and actionable solutions in a hyper-evolving technology world. From today’s increasingly social, mobile and Cloud-based environment to the innovations of tomorrow, only info360 features the cutting-edge exhibitors and conference experts who can arm attendees to optimize their information lifecycles. The convergence of technologies, information management and sharing, internal and external communication, remote employee collaboration, and online content strategy are among the latest trends to be explored at this year’s event.

TNW Readers get a discount by using promo code “339H” here.

UbiQ, 18-19 June 2012, Paris
UbiQ Paris is the first international Digital Entertainment Showcase (conference and exhibition) that spotlights the best of digital entertainment content creation, business cases and winning strategies for TV, music, games, apps and branded content. It will be held in the heart of Paris, at the prestigious Palais Brongniart, on June 18-19th 2012.
Randi Zuckerberg, former Marketing Director of Facebook, is a confirmed keynote speaker. Ubisoft, FremantleMedia, BitTorrent, Ogilvy, Zodiak Active, Horyzon Media amongst many others have confirmed their presence at UbiQ Paris.

The first 10 readers to take advantage of the TNW03 discount code receive €50 off (valid until March 31st).

ICT Spring Europe, 19-20 June, Luxembourg
ICT Spring is all about innovation: cloud computing, digital distribution, mobility, social networks and media, disruptive technologies, with a special highlight on trust in security. Join us for ICT innovation and inspired bold logics!

TNW Readers get a 100% discount on tickets for the trade show using code: TNW212.

DCM EAST 2012, 19-21 June 2012, New York
The premise behind DCM East is simple: to help media & entertainment experts improve processes, build audiences, create relationships, in short, anything which enables you to monetize your digital content. DCM is designed to bring you closer to the projects that are making waves at the forefront of content monetization.

Discount for TNW readers is 10% please quote DCMETNW here.

WebVisions Barcelona, 4-7 July 2012, Barcelona
Our first international show, WebVisions Barcelona opens with studio tours and networking parties, followed by a day of workshops and two full days of sessions, panels and keynotes, plus music, film screenings, a Hackathon for Social Good, our Business Innovation and Education Lab and other special events. Early Bird rates end on May 14, 2012. Register online here.

TNW readers can register at the Association rates and save €25 off General Admission – enter the “TNWBCN” partner code here.

ITX Asia 2012, 12-14 September 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia
In riding with the theme of `When Technology Meets Business ‘, ITX Asia 2012 targets a large pool of regional enterprise, government, SMB, service provider from throughout Southeast Asia the Indian sub-continent – making ITX Asia a must participate event for ICT solution providers keen to further strengthen their foothold in this key region!
For more information, please visit their website.

JailbreakCon, 29 September, San Francisco
You may not have heard of us, or more accurately, you may have but just not know it. The original event was known as MyGreatFest and as a great man once said, “You never really know where you are going until you know where you have been”. We have yet to witness first hand the awesome goings on at JailbreakCon. However, the plan is to feature the best hackers, developers and themers that the community has to offer. All in one place to educate, inform and share their wisdom and experience.

TNW readers get 10% off tickets with the code ‘TNW10’.

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